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DSC-H5 Sony cybershot. Its old and taken for repairs before but it was of no use they didn't do anything with it. its not been in use since more than 4 years.
It is difficult to say what is wrong, without having the camera in my hands, but perhaps I can describe what went wrong, when you look very close to or better into the lens.
On the glass or plastic parts of the lens elements in a lens, sometimes a mould can grow. For that there must be some moisture inside. When your camera is old, it is possible you once had it outside when it started to rain, or it was in a cold place for a longer time, so some damp could settle inside. If mould is settled on one (ore more) lens element(s) the damage is done. The interchangeable lenses from DSLR cameras can be worth bringing to a repair shop, but the system cameras and point and shoots, special when they are aged, are not worth repairing. Cameras are getting better and better, and in the same time the prices are going down, almost in the same pace.
I don't know how bad the blur is. But if you don't see a thing on the pictures you take, leave it and always put your camera at rest on a clean and dry place. If not the lens, but the pictures are blurred, perhaps something else is going on?
Posted on Jan 03, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes, power buttons do break on these cameras. Contact your local Sony service center and see how much will it cost to replace the top panel. If they ask too much, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I work in a Sony service center.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
It's probably stuck focus. Contact your local Sony service center, but if they ask too much, you can contact me at email@example.com and I will give you a good price.
I work in Sony service center.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
sounds like you have dust, sand of some type stuck in the retracting lense. Ive found someone to tell me to take out my batterys and SD card, then tap the bottom of the camera on a table top. Replace the batteries and power up. Doing this, I was told it loosens up the debri for the lense to retract to close and to open again.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
You may not believe this and I hope you haven't spent a lot of money fixing your problem. I read that some people had a different error message coming up on their Sony Cybershot DSC-W150's and in order to fix it, they literally banged the lens against their knee while the lens was out and it re-focused and the error message disappeared. I tried this while my camera was doing exactly what you described above AND IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After 2 or 3 firm blows, my LCD screen came up and focused. I can't believe it myself, but I was just desperate enough to try it and VOILA!
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
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